STUDENT COUNSELLING AT FIT

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Student counsels

Ing. Miloš Eysselt, CSc.
  • Personal page
  • student counselling page (Info for International Students is in the lower part of the page)
  • Competent to deal with:
    • Applications submitted via the FIT IS and the Student's affairs Department
    • Preparations for Erasmus+ (individual study plans etc.) and subsequent recognition of courses
    • Counselling (either in person or via e-mail – please be clear and concise in your questions)
    • ...
Ing. Petr Veigend
  • Personal page
  • Competent to deal with:
    • Counselling (in person, via e-mail or Facebook)
    • Takes study counseling from dr. Dytrych (activities see below)..
    • ...
Ing. Jaroslav Dytrych, Ph.D.
  • Personal page
  • Formerly a study adviser, now primarily a Vice-dean for Bc. education
  • Competent to deal with:
    • Schedules of teaching and examinations
    • Language classification tests (establishing the entry levels of English)
    • Registration for practical seminars in mathematics, IFS and some other courses offered by other faculties
    • Counselling (in person, via e-mail or Facebook)
    • ...
Ing. Svatava Nunvářová, Ph.D.
  • Personal page
  • Assistant for study agendas and Research affairs
  • Competent to deal with:
    • For PhD students similar activities as solved by the Student's affairs
    • Counselling (in person, via e-mail or Facebook)
    • Inserting drafts of schedules into FIT IS
    • Checks and updates of the cards of courses taught by other faculties
    • Preparation of backgrounds for regulations and other activities
    • ...

Sources of information

University e-mail and BUT messages

  • To communicate with teachers and other FIT staff, please use the university e-mail in the form xlogin00@stud.fit.vutbr.cz - even if you can have other addresses provided by the BUT portal or use the “BUT messages”. For FIT teachers, all other addresses and means of communication other than the FIT e-mail represent a complication, as they have to go at great lengths to find out who is writing to them (the FIT IS primarily uses the login, not the BUT personal number).
  • Please check your e-mail regularly at short intervals so as not to miss any important information.
  • You can use the newer web interface or the older web interface or IMAP to check your university e-mail. For more information, see the Computer Centre’s manuals.
    • You can also redirect the e-mail to your private e-mail address. You have two options here:
      • Beginners: In the web interface go to the “Options” menu and select the “Edit the filtering rules”. Once you have saved the new rule, a new .procmailrc file will be generated in your home directory.
      • Advanced: In your home directory on the merlin server, you can create or edit the .procmailrc file (for more information see the manual).
    • If you are sure that the target e-mail system is reliable (e.g. it will not run out of free space), it is sufficient to redirect the e-mail via the web interface. Otherwise, you should use the advanced manual. We also recommend to set up a rule reporting an error to the original sender (the sender will learn your private address, but this is still better than the sender assuming that the mail has been delivered, based on which a deadline could apply).
      • If the manual is too complicated for you, just take the code in the frame, change the target address there and save it in the “.procmailrc” file (the name of the file starts with a full stop and has no extension) in your home directory on the eva.fit.vutbr.cz server (can also be done via merlin.fit.vutbr.cz).
    • Watch out for mistakes that could make you lose your mail! - after changing the settings, ask a friend to send you something to see if your settings work! Errors often result from typos in the address which can cause many problems.
  • BUT messages can be checked at the BUT portal or redirected to e-mail. However, they are inconvenient (unsuitable) to communicate with the FIT staff.

Student’s Affairs Department

  • The Student’s Affairs Department can be found in room C109.
  • The Student’s Affairs Department website (the only one there is - any other site you may find via Google, is a fake).
  • At the Student’s Affairs Department, you can submit applications, report obstacles to studies, receive confirmations of studies and deal with other paperwork.

ECTS a kredity

  • European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) allows to measure how demanding the part of your studies is, which allows part of your studies to be taken at another university and counted towards your current studies at FIT. Recommendations are listed in ECTS Users’ Guide.
  • The credit is 1/60 of average annual student load. It should correspond to about 1 hour of work per week at the FIT, so it should be the number of hours of activities listed for the course divided by 13 weeks of the semester, multiplied by 1.2 (home preparation and learning for the exam) and rounded. Sometimes, it is simply stated that it is the sum of hours of activities in the course + 1 hour for home preparation. According to the ECTS Users' Guide, it should be 25-30 hours per semester, but they are counted with a different semester length (same computation will be 42-50 hours per a week on FIT). On FIT we have 30 credits * 1,2 = 36 hours per week, which observes the same reasoning that the student should have approximately normal working hours and gives average students the space to handle 65 credits for the year and create space for some extra work in the diploma thesis, so that it could be classifiied by A).

Registration for and enrolment in courses

  • First, register for the course (this is like getting in a queue for enrolment in the course – more students can register than there are places in the course – if someone drops off, the students that registered after him/her over the capacity of the course can enrol in the course.) Registrations exceeding the course capacity are deleted following the holiday re-registrations!
  • Then, the first N registered students (where N equals the capacity of the course) are enrolled. You can see the courses in which you have been enrolled in your active courses for the relevant year.
  • Then, you can click on the course to register for seminars, projects etc.
  • The “re-registration” is different from registration in that it is automatic – if there is a free place in the course, you get immediately enrolled and the other way round (de-registration means cancellation of enrolment). The system does this automatically.
    • You may wonder why the registration phase is separate from the enrolment. There are 2 reasons for that. The first reason is that you can register for seminars after enrolment in the respective course and, because students often make a lot of changes in their registrations, there would be “dead souls” in the seminars and it would be necessary to remove them from there. Second, only a number of students corresponding to the maximum course capacity can enrol in a course – that means that if someone wanted to check whether a place had freed up, they would have to constantly monitor the capacity. With the current system, a queue is formed and everyone knows whether they will get into the course immediately or whether they are on the waiting list and what is their number in the list (i.e. whether it makes sense to stay in the queue).
  • The registration and re-registration is governed by the applicable rule (in Czech). The older version of the rule in English.
  • How to get a “small diploma”.
    • Decision of the Dean of FIT No. 6/2008 is still valid, but a little obsolete. This means that it includes courses that are no longer available.
    • A certificate for studies with an extended linguistic competence can be obtained for BAN4, AIT, AEU, JA3, the two-semester JS1 and potentially other language courses offered by other faculties (in the regime of self-payment, where the costs are reimbursed through a scholarship if the student successfully completes the course). You need to complete BAN4 and obtain further 12 credits for language courses or complete AIT and obtain further 12 credits for language courses (i.e. you can skip BAN4 and start with AIT).
    • A certificate for studies with extended basics for computer graphics and multimedia applications can be obtained for MUL, GZN, VYF, ZPO, ZRE and MZS.
Credit limits
  • The yearly credit limits defined by the rule 2018/6 are stated in the table below.
  • The table is based on the assumption that the student studies in both semesters of the given academic year. If the student only studies in one semester, the limit is 35 credits regardless of the results.
  • If the relevant period has not been completed yet (the winter semester in case of registration for the summer semester in the first year), the credit limit will be increased continuously based on the input of the examination results.
  • The State final examination (ISZ/MSZ) can be taken by a first-year student if most of his/her courses are recognised from his/her previous uncompleted studies.
  • Whether or not the student will take his/her State final examination will be determined based on whether or not he/she has registered for ISZ/MSZ (and the limit will be set in accordance with that). If the number of credits allowed by the credit limit is not sufficient to complete the studies, the registration offer will not include the Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis and ISZ or MSZ.
Type of registration in Conditions Period in which the conditions must be fulfilled Credit limit then I have (credits)
Winter semester of the 1st year Registration or re-registration before the winter semester - - 65
Summer semester of the 1st year Registration or re-registration before the summer semester Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 1.50
Winter semester of the 1st year Standard length of study 80
Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 2.00
75
Successful completion of all courses (may be unsuccessful in one compulsory or selective, but not elective course),
at least 20 credits
70
- State final examination (ISZ/MSZ) in the 1st year 69
- - 65
2nd year Ordinary registration in the summer semester of the 1st year - - - 65
Holiday re-registrations, or re-registrations in the first week of the winter or summer semester Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 1.50
Summer semester of the 1st year Standard length of study 80
Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 2.00
75
Successful completion of all courses (may be unsuccessful in one compulsory or selective, but not elective course),
at least 20 credits
70
- State final examination (ISZ/MSZ) in the 2nd year 69
- - 65
3rd year Ordinary registration in the summer semester of the 2nd year - - 65
Holiday re-registrations, or re-registrations in the first week of the winter or summer semester Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 1.50
Both semesters of the 2nd year Standard length of study 80
Successful completion of all courses,
at least 20 credits,
grade-point average less than 2.00
75
Successful completion of all courses (may be unsuccessful in one compulsory or selective, but not elective course),
at least 20 credits
70
- State final examination (ISZ/MSZ) in the 3rd year 69
- - 65
4th or higher year Same as for the 3rd year
  • The credit limits for the entire studies defined by the rule 2018/6 are stated in the table below.
  • The limit for the entire studies apply together with the yearly limits (see above). In the last year, it often reduces the yearly limit.
  • If the limit drops after the winter semester of the last year, the student must de-register his/her elective courses in the summer semester in order not to exceed the limit and have his/her courses cancelled at random.
Programme Type of registration Conditions Number of credits
BIT All years accept for the last year - 184
Last year Successful completion of all courses,
grade-point average less than 2.00
194
Successful completion of almost all courses (failure to successfully complete a maximum of 2 courses) 189
- 184
MIT All years accept for the last year - 124
Last year Successful completion of all courses,
grade-point average less than 2.00
134
Successful completion of almost all courses (failure to successfully complete a maximum of 2 courses) 129
- 124
Dates of (re-)registrations
  • All of the dates below are intended just to give you an idea of the general schedule, they are based on the dates applicable to last year and may be different by a few days this year! You can always find the current dates in the study news, they will appear there sufficiently in advance prior to the (re-)registration.

  • 28 March – 8 April: registration of courses for the next year (2nd or higher years) – you can register up to 65 credits, higher credit limits will be available only in the holiday re-registration.
  • 4 July – 16 August – holiday re-registration for the students in the 2nd or higher years.
  • 1 September 8 p.m. – 9 September 8 p.m.: registration of elective courses for 1MIT (they are already enrolled in their compulsory courses).
  • 11 September 8 p.m. – 23 September 8 p.m.: registration of elective courses for the entire 1BIT.
  • 1st week of the winter semester (14 September 8 p.m. – 23 September 8 p.m.): re-registration of courses for the winter semester for all students.
  • Registration for “seats” in English courses in the summer semester
    • 11 January – 14 January: for students in the 2nd or higher years,
    • 14 January – 18 January: for students of the 1st year.
  • 23 January – 1 February: registration of elective courses for the summer semester for first-year students.
  • 1st week of the winter semester: re-registration of courses for the summer semester for all students.

  • The registrations for the next year always take place in waves favouring students in higher years and students with better results.
  • This means that the registrations are opened gradually in the following order (Art. 2 (1)):
    • immediately for students registering for courses for their last year of studies who comply with the standard length of studies,
    • 30 minutes later for students exceeding the standard length of studies,
    • another 30 minutes later for students in lower years except for 1BIT,
    • on the next day for students in the 1st year of BIT.
  • For students in the individual categories based on the year in which they study, the registrations are opened gradually in the following order (Art. 2 (2)):
    • immediately for students who completed all courses they enrolled in in the winter semester, obtained at least 20 credits and their grade-point average is no higher than 2.00,
    • 10 minutes later for students who completed all courses they enrolled in in the winter semester and obtained at least 20 credits
    • another 10 minutes later for all other students.
Watch out
  • If you fail a compulsory course in the summer semester you need to re-register for it in the next year. If you do not have sufficient credit allowance, you have to cancel some of your chosen elective courses. If you fail to register for compulsory courses and cancel your above-the-limit electives during the first few days of the re-registration, these electives will be cancelled at random and you will have to register for the cancelled course using a (that is if there are any free places left)!The aim of this measure is to free up space taken up by students who are not eligible to enrol in the course so that other students can register for the course.
  • If you fail a course in the winter semester of your last year of studies, you may no longer be eligible to finish your studies in that year, which will also lower your credit limit. The measures described in the previous paragraph will then apply to your above-the-limit courses.
  • Compulsory courses are only registered automatically for students in the 1st year.
Minimum number of students to open a course
  • The rules for calculation of the workload of teachers are laid down in Decision of the Dean No. 31/2013 (czech only) Article C (3) of that Decision stipulates that a teacher may be reimbursed for teaching an elective or selective course for Bachelor’s degree students if at least 30 students (from 2018/2019 changed by a decision in the record from the Dean's College to 20 students) have enrolled in the course and for Master’s students if at least 10 students have enrolled in the course. The number of students is determined 3 business days before the start of the teaching semester and after the end of the re-registrations in the 1st week of the semester and the higher of the numbers is used to determine whether the minimum number of students has registered for the course.
  • If the number of students in a given course does not reach the minimum, the teacher may decide no later than 3 business days prior to the start of the teaching semester whether he/she will teach the course for free (without any remuneration) or whether he/she will cancel the course. The probability that the course will be cancelled is higher in case of courses with laboratory seminars, because the seminar leaders would have to be willing to work for free as well. If the teacher cancels the course, it will be cancelled for all the registered and enrolled students automatically and these can chose another subject no later than in the re-registrations in the 1st week of the semester provided that there is free capacity.
  • This does not apply to courses taught at other faculties, which the faculties open for their students. In that case, it is not a problem if only a few people from FIT choose the course.
  • Furthermore, the rule does not apply in situations where courses in a Czech programme are taught in English for the first time (e.g. ROBa 2017/2018), where the minimum number is 1 student to ensure that the teacher is not negatively affected by a recommended change in the language of instruction.

Registration for “seats” (seminars)

  • A “seat” means a time and day of a seminar. This system is used especially for courses purchased at other faculties. The basic assumption that there is a certain number of seats in the relevant room that may be taken by FIT students.
  • In the January registrations for English courses for the students of the 1st year, the stages of registration and enrolment are skipped (they are automatized) and the registration for “seats” starts right away. If you fail to register for a “seat”, the course will be cancelled for you. This saves you a lot of clicking and you will also not have to deal with capacity problems (everyone can chose their seats at the same time, rather than just the first N students who were able to enrol in the course).
  • This means that students in the 1st year will be enrolled in English courses of the appropriate level (the levels can be found in the study overview in the FIT IS) a few hours before the registrations open. The students can then register for the times and days on which the course will be taught.
  • The procedure for registration of “seats” in other courses is the same as in the case of English, but the enrolment does not take place automatically you need to enrol for the course first) and the course will not necessarily be cancelled if you don’t register for a “seat” (you will then get a failed credit/F).
  • In the case of re-registration, you first need to register for and enrol in) the course at the registration site and only then you can register for a “seat”. If you do not register for a “seat”, you must cancel the enrolment in the course so that you do not block a “seat” for any other students that may be interested in taking the course.

Courses from other faculties

Courses from other faculties are divided into 3 categories, according to the manner of registration and enrolment. The first and second categories may overlap in their content – in that case, it is better to register for the course as an inter-faculty course.

  1. Inter-faculty courses are included in your study plan and you can register for them in the FIT IS just as you do for your other courses.
    • You will be able to recognise them easily – on the course details page, after the abbreviation of the course, there is also an abbreviation of a course from a different faculty in brackets; the course is taught as a part of the course in brackets. For example IZMA is abbreviated as “IZMA (FP BmarP)”. If the abbreviation of the other faculty does not contain a link, you can find the course in the BUT Catalogue.
    • If the course is not one of the compulsory courses within the Bachelor's studies, its schedule may overlap with other courses – schedules of such courses are created independently of the schedules at the FIT; only courses attended by dozens of students of the FIT are consulted with the FIT, and the students usually get a special exercise times in the schedule. There is no point in complaining about the schedule – nothing can be done about it. The same applies to the dates of examinations; however, if more than one examination date overlaps for one course, a special date might be negotiated..
    • If the course schedule is unavailable (for example, it is available in PDF format on the FAVU), you can contact Ing. Jaroslav Dytrych, Ph.D., who will transfer the course schedule into the FIT schedule. However, keep in mind that some faculties prepare their schedules just before the start of the semester, or make last-minute changes. It will be best if you write an e-mail with the subject “schedule – please transfer course XYZ”. Do not insist on an answer, the course will be added on the list and transferred once the schedule is available. Non-empty courses are usually transferred without the need of a request, but this takes place just before the semester starts, once all the course schedules are available.
    • Look for the information on such courses not only in the FIT IS (where the updates are typically added to the course details page), but also in the STUDIS, where the course might only be listed under the abbreviation used by the offering faculties.
    • You can also see the detailed assessment in the STUDIS, because only the overall assessment gets transferred in the FIT IS and, moreover, the overall assessment may not be higher than 49 points until the course is successfully completed (for example, if the minimum of 2 points from the mid-semester examination is necessary for the completion of the course, and the student does not get them, then even if she/he gets the overall total of 60 points, only 49 points will be transferred into the FIT IS).
    • Students must find the examination dates on their own in the STUDIS. If the dates are not published in the STUDIS, then contact the course teacher. The only exceptions are courses IDA, IMA, and INM, for which the dates will be published on their pages on the FIT website.
  2. Free electives are not in your study plan, and are only visible to you in the STUDIS.
    • It is necessary to register for them in the dates and times prescribed in the STUDIS – in the winter semester of the academic year 2018/2019, it will be only one day, Wednesday 12 September 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (the offer of the courses will be available from Wednesday 5 September 2018, however, the course capacities may keep changing until the last second of the registration). If the offering faculty has set up a registration in the BUT IS, the students register in the STUDIS when registering for the free elective course. After the registration, the registered free electives will be transferred into the FIT IS and you will be enrolled.
    • You can enrol into free courses of maximum worth of 20 credits over one academic year, always as electives. Everyone is responsible for not exceeding this limit and any other credit limit stipulated for the FIT by decision of the Dean - if the STUDIS allows you to register for courses over the limit, registration of courses over the limit will be cancelled at random and a different compulsory elective course registered at FIT may be cancelled.
    • Regarding schedule and examinations, same information as for inter-faculty courses applies (see above); information on the courses can be, almost exclusively, found in the STUDIS.
  3. For self-paid courses with the possibility of recognition, first go to the FIT IS – Study – Administrative procedures and submit your application along with a declaration stating that you have free credits available (i.e. that you will not exceed any limit after the recognition). Once your application is approved, register for the course as a self-paying student within life-long learning, pay, and study. After you have completed the course successfully, apply for recognition of the course and reimbursement. If your first application was approved, the second one will be approved automatically, and you will get the money in the form of extraordinary scholarship. You will not get any reimbursement for a course that you fail to complete successfully.

If you encounter problems in teaching courses from other faculties, you may want to get in touch with people responsible for the teaching for the FIT. It's not always clear who it is - a selection of the most frequently needed contacts follows:

Other contacts are not needed by the FIT students too often, but they can easily be found between FEEC heads of departments and secretaries and between heads of Students Affairs offices and vice-deans of other faculties.

Decree No. 50/1978 Coll.

  • Decree No. 50/1978 Coll. on professional competence in electrical engineering, establishes levels of professional competence (hereinafter referred to as "qualifications") of workers involved in the operation of electrical equipment or work on it ... In other words, it prescribes the education and training we need to have for activities where we work with electrical equipment. Laboratory computers are also electrical equipment, and some laboratories are also equipped with various devices where students are connecting cables and operating under small voltage. Each student must therefore have at least §3 in accordance with this decree.
  • For the students of bachelor's study programme §3 is sufficient in most cases. They are trained for it after enrollment.
  • Master's programme students need at least §4 - they are therefore trained on §4 or §5 after the beginning of their studies and are tested electronically in the FIT IS.
  • It may happen that a student enrols in a bachelor's degree course from FEEC that requires a higher qualification than §3 - eg. courses IFAI and IFEa requires min. §4. In this case, you need to use the options of training at FEEC.
    • In the BUT IS, you should find a fictive RBEZ course, which is being evaluated here (a course that is used as a fictive - its graduation = you have succeeded in the test of Decree 50). If you do not have this course, please contact Ing. Gaďorek.
    • No sign-up should be required for training and testing - just come (but for sure at the earliest date - if there will be a problem here, please call dr. Dytrych or Ing. Gaďorek).
    • Note that you must be able to log in to the Active Directory, but you need BUTlogin and BUTpassword - so if you are able to log in to the Studis, it would not be a problem, especially if you will look at http://www.feec.vutbr.cz/OSIS/ad/logon/.
    • If you will not attend the Lesson from "Safety in Electrical Engineering" (in 2018 it was 14th September 2018 at 13:00 in Prof. Kalendovský's Aula), you will have to learn everything from materials on FEEC pages.
    • If students miss regular and alternative terms, doc. Steinbauer refers them to doc. Bajer. He will make a training and examination within an extraordinary substitute course and then he will report to doc. Steibauer, who will write it to the IS. Of course, FIT students can also take part in the substitute course. If the terms listed by UTEE also applied to FIT students, and the entry in the IS will be written by UTEE (UTEE is the guarantor of the course), then it is enough to ask doc. Bajer, and he will tell them the term of the nearest substitute course. Experience has shown that these courses need to be listed as a number of students will find the need to come across laboratories where they are controlled. The closest course we were informed about at FIT will take place on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 15:00 at the T10 1.23 lecture room.
  • On the FIT a training can be provided by Lukáš Duránik (not as a lecturer, but as the responsible person who orders the lecturer), but training cannot be expected to take place on the next day. It is therefore necessary to speak to him about few weeks in advance and to agree with him when you can be trained (whether with a master's degree students or with a staff members). Recognition of training from the FIT at the FEEC is also not obviousness and it is necessary to get information from doc. Steinbauer.
  • You can see all the trainings validity in the FIT IS on the page Study at BUT.

Failed courses

  • If the course is compulsory, you have to register for it again the following year (unless you were granted an exemption for which you can apply in the FIT IS in the section Study - Administrative procedures).
  • If the course is selective, the rules for compulsory courses apply; however, next year, you can choose a different course from the same group.
  • If the course is an elective, you do not have to register for it again (but you can).
  • In case of a compulsory or selective course, the credit limit will not be raised to more than 70 credits. In case of 2 failed courses, the credit limit stays at 65 credits.
  • If the course is an elective, the annual credit limit stays at 65 credits. This means that "one failed compulsory or selective course is permissible", however, the rule does not apply to elective courses.
  • The credit limit will not be increased to more than 189/129 (BIT/MIT) credits. In case of 2 failed courses, it stays at 184/124.
  • If the course is compulsory or selective in the summer semester (and you do not have credits available for it in the following year), be careful about holiday re-registration (see below)
  • In case of a compulsory course that you are re-taking, your studies will probably be terminated (in some cases, an exemption can be granted – see below).

Second and further re-taking of a course

  • You can re-take a compulsory course only once (i.e. you have two attempts to complete the course in total), and you must re-take it in the following academic year, unless you were granted an exemption (e.g. because of the Erasmus programme). Your studies will be terminated if you fail the course twice.
    • You can apply for an exemption allowing you to register for the course for the third time through the FIT IS in the section Study - Administrative procedures The application will be considered by the Dean, and if you do not provide a valid reason (such as long-term illness registered as an obstacle to studies), there is a very small chance of being granted the exemption.
  • You can re-take a selective course several times (e.g. three times) even without an exemption, and you can choose a different course from the same group instead. However, you must re-take the course in the following academic year (even if you fail in the winter semester and the course is also offered in the summer semester).
    • If you fail the course in the winter semester, you can only re-take it in the summer semester if the Vice-dean approved an individual study plan for you. You can apply for an individual study plan, for example, if you need to postpone your State examination because of BAN4. Its approval is usually conditioned by successful completion of all other courses you took in the winter semester.
    • If you register for 2 selective courses from the same group in the given year, one of them will be marked as a selective, and the other one as an elective course. If you complete one of them successfully but fail the other one, the successfully completed course will automatically be classified as the selective course. If you complete the given group of the selective courses with this last completed course, you do not have to re-take the one you failed.
  • You can re-take elective courses more than once, and even a repeated failure does not imply any particular consequences – you only run the risk that you will not achieve the minimum amount of credits for the given year. Other consequences apply to you as if you were taking the course for the first time.

Recognition of courses

  • Courses eligible for recognition are listed in the Decree on recognition of courses taken in previous studies
  • If your previous studies have been completed and a degree conferred, the courses may only be recognised for zero credits and you can ask to have them recognised instead of taking a compulsory or selective course.
  • The applicationfor recognition of a course must be submitted at least one week before the start of teaching in the semester, which the course is allocated in the study plan of the given programme. If the study wasn´t on FIT BUT, the request has to be supplemented by an authorised extract listing your courses from the previous studies with a stamp and original signature, which you can obtain at your former student’s affairs department. If your previous study was on FIT BUT, the authorized extract is not necessary.
    • Former students of other faculties of BUT and other higher education institutions (even if transferring from other studies in which they have been successful so far) must additionally prepare authorized annotations/course descriptions , and they must visit the FIT course supervisors to obtain their recommendation for (approval of) recognition as a FIT course. You need to file a separate application for each course you want the FIT to recognise. The form for application must be filled in FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures. Before you see the course supervisors, it is advisable to consult a student counsellor, as he/she can evaluate which subjects are suitable to be recognised and which supervisors you should see. Even courses that are not in the FIT study plan may be recognised on the basis of an application, but only if their contents are complementary (to a very significant degree) with the field you are studying at FIT.
  • Successfully completed courses from other faculties that are included in the FIT study plan will be recognised, based on an application, for zero credits (credits can be counted only towards the first studies) for students studying in parallel studies at another faculty of BUT.
  • When studying in multiple FIT study fields, students must meet all the requirements for each of the parallel studies separately (according to Article 2) the credits for each course can only be counted towards one of the two studies (the student chooses which one). The course can be recognised in the second studies for zero credits.
The table of course recognition
The time passed since the exam or graded credit Study year of the previous studies completed the previous year (according to the length of the studies) Recognisable marks
0 to 1 academic year 5. 4. 3. A, B, C, D
1 to 2 academic years 4. 3. 2. A, B, C, D
2 to 3 academic years 3. 2. 1. A, B, C, D
3 to 4 academic years 2. 1. - A, B, C
4 to 5 academic years 1. - - A, B
longer - - - not recognised
  • An academic year starts on the 1 of September and ends on the 31 of August, meaning that if you passed the examination between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, it is 0-1 year for recognising a course for the 2019/2020 winter semester.
  • Courses completed through a credit, language courses, courses studied as part of the life-long learning at BUT and courses completed as a part of student mobility programme can be recognised within 5 years of their completion (even with grade C, D, or E).

Schedules of teaching and examinations

  • Schedules for the winter and summer semesters in the 2018/2019 academic year are available at the FIT website. There is a website with the original draft schedule for the winter semester and summer semester, but that might not be up to date since uploading in the FIT IS, and does not contain all exercises and lectures of some smaller courses.
  • If there are two lecture groups in your year, it is up to you which schedule will apply to you and you can even combine them - for example take from 1BIB. The recommended alphabetic distribution is only illustrative and applicable in the event that the lecture room is full (which does not usually happen) – in that case, priority is given to students whose schedule overlaps with the other group, and the students placed in the given lecture group. You do not need to apply for a change of groups, just attend the group you chose.
  • Unless the information on the course state otherwise (e.g. credit granted for attendance), the attendance (of lectures and exercises) is voluntary. However, points are often awarded for the exercises, and not attending them might result in a lack of points for credit or completion of the course.
  • The dates of examinations will be available in the news section several weeks in advance.
Schedule items
  • There is a column marked Sk, determining the group. There are different groups for different lecture groups.
    • In the past, groups were used for exercises, especially in mathematics. Currently, they allow for a brief designation of the exercises included in them. Therefore, it is not necessary to say, for example, that everyone who attended the exercise on Monday at 7 a.m. in room XYZ will be examined in room ABC; it is enough to say that group 10 will be in room ABC. You will need this exercise designation for the mathematics examination.
    • If a lecture for a BIT course applies to all groups, the course is compulsory for the given year.
    • Groups are used for study fields in MIT. In the past, it was necessary to allocate the number of the groups according to the order in the “Study plan” table at the TIN course page, nowadays, they are specified directly in the schedule.
    • If there is an MIT lecture for the given group, the course is compulsory for the given study field.
    • Group xx means “other”. It includes lectures for elective courses, exercises where one of N schedules can be selected, etc. There are also courses for the previous year included in the xx (for students re-taking them) and in 1BIT also IZG and ITU in BIT2, which students with better study results can register one year in advance.
  • If an item of the schedule is shown in the table at the course page, but is not specified in the schedule , this is because no lecture group has been assigned to it. For example, if a teacher enters a one-time demonstration exercise, the lecture group is often not assigned to the lecturer for the sake of simplicity (otherwise the exercise would have to be added as multiple items in the schedule for each lecture group). If you want any such thing to appear in the schedule, you can contact ing. Veigend, who will edit and add the item.
  • There is a list of abbreviations under each schedule. However, also demonstration exercises, English seminars and others are included in “numerical exercises” – if the exercise takes place in a large room (for 100 or more people), it is typically a demonstration (it has the character of a lecture) and the teacher solves problems, makes practical demonstrations etc. If it takes place in a small room (20 to 50 people), it usually involves the students, points are awarded etc.
  • Unless explicitly stated for a course, the odd and even weeks are determined according to the calendar (the week of 18 September 2017 is even). The odd and even weeks are not applicable to the IDA course – it is necessary to follow the schedule of the teachers.
  • If more than one room is listed in the schedule, the teacher will only be in the largest one, and if they are the same size, then in the one marked by lower number (if there is E104 and E105, the teacher will in E104, but if there is E112 + E104 + E105, the teacher will be in E112). Picture and sound will be broadcast to the other rooms.
History
Schedule development
  • The examination schedule for the winter semester is developed around 25 October, and for the summer semester around 14 March. The schedule of teaching in the winter semester of the following year is planned around 2 May, in the summer semester around 16 May. The dates are only indicative, and the actual ones can differ by 1 to 2 weeks.
  • Development of each schedule has 5 stages:
    • Collection of the teachers’ requirements and preparation of materials (about 2 weeks).
    • Planning (about 2 to 4 weeks).
    • Comments by the FIT SU and the students on Facebook (about 1 to 3 days).
    • Comments by the teachers (about one week).
    • Upload in the FIT IS (where the changes are the most demanding) and subsequent fixing according to the rules (so that examination date is known and certain in advance).
  • There is space for changes in the stage determined for commenting by the FIT SU. Because the schedule is a compromise (improvement for the first year or study field often leads to worse schedule for others), not everyone will be happy, but certain improvements can always be made because hundreds of students can create a combination that one person may not be able to discover even with the help of a computer. Please, do not expect that all the suggestions will be incorporated (it will always be considered whether it is feasible given the capacities of the rooms etc., and whether more people will benefit from it that be disadvantaged by it); however, take time to think and make suggestions for improvements in the discussion. You suggestion might be chosen and you would help both yourself and others; or the idea might be used for another improvement.
  • There are various criteria taken into account when developing each schedule. These are partially discussed in Ing. Čilla’s Master’s thesis, however, it does not cover the whole issue. There are “hard criteria” for the planning (non-collision of compulsory courses and examinations, prescribed room capacity, non-collision for teachers etc.), requirements of the teachers with different priorities (for example, they cannot examine students when on ordered business trip; they do not want to examine at 7 a.m., even though it is possible when necessary; they prefer afternoon after it 1 p.m.), various restrictions (e.g. an event that takes up all the rooms and there is no room for the examination) and “soft criteria” (there should ideally be 2 days off between examinations, no examinations on a Friday evening, ...). If you are going to suggest any improvements, it is advisable to look at the bottom of the page with a full schedule visualisation, where the requirements and other planning materials are listed.

Mailing lists and RSS

  • The list of mailing lists is available at FIT Mailman website. There you can subscribe to individual lists and see the archives of the public ones.
  • RSS allows you to access updates using an e-mail client such as Thunderbird, Microsoft Outlook etc., but also via Gmail for example. We recommend subscribing to the faculty news, as they also contain updates regarding studies, being a very important source of information on various upcoming deadlines etc.

Lecture recordings

  • Some of the lectures are streamed and recorded, and the recordings are then available at the video server.
  • It is up to the lecturer to decide whether the lecture will be streamed and recorded, where he/she has to decide at least 15 minutes before the lecture starts (3 days in advance for extraordinary lectures).
  • The recording is then processed by Mgr. Skokanová based on her current workload, typically within 2 or 3 weeks. Any “when is it going to be ready” questions and other meaningless e-mails only prolong the time, as she could spend the time it takes to reply to all your e-mails processing the recording. We therefore strongly recommend not to send her such e-mails.
  • Whether or not the recording is made public is up to the lecturer on the recording. Some of the lecturers allow the publication of the recordings immediately after they have been processed, others do it manually.
  • The maximum number of recordings downloaded per day is limited to ensure fair use of the resources (students with faster connection...). You can download more recordings per day than you can watch at normal speed, but if you want to watch them faster or skip parts when revising for an examination, it is advisable to think of the limits and download them at regular intervals in advance, and not all at once before the examination.
  • Uploading the recordings to YouTube, Uloz.to and other servers is forbidden and always leads to negative consequences. Some teachers are discouraged from making the recordings public by it, students are penalised, negative measures are taken (such as the limit for the number of downloaded recordings per day) etc. Please avoid such unlawful conduct.
  • The processed recordings can be found at the relevant video server website
  • More information (details on recording rights, the processing, when the recording can be downloaded, how to play it etc.) can be found in the video server FAQs.
  • Some of the lectures and other FIT events can also be found at the SuperLectures server, where the videos are searchable.

Student card

  • You can pick it up at the Computer Centre reception or after the matriculation – at the Start@FIT Friday event in room E105 (approx. between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.).
  • The card serves for access to the lecture rooms and opening some of the corridor doors
    • Please note that it does not work late in the evening – if you stay too long in the campus, do not go to the courtyard with the fountain and the adjoining area with the door to the street (you will not be able to get out), but go through the inside corridors on the 2nd floor, across the footbridge and around the reception!
  • The card is also used to pay in the canteens (you can charge it directly at the canteen), for printing and copying in the library (not in the Computer Centre – see below) etc.
  • There are 2 kinds:
    • The BUT Student card – issued to every student; it has no special use outside BUT. It is recognised as a proof of studies only by few institutions. Its validity is renewed free of charge by a stamp at the Student's affairs Department.
    • ISIC (International Student Identity Card) – is an internationally recognised student card, but you need to pay for it; you can prolong its international validity by a paid stamp each year. You can order it at the BUT Intraportál. ISIC is not just a student card, you can also use it to get discounts. The discounts are listed at www.isic.cz. You are only entitled to an ISIC if you are a full-time student. A free revalidation stamp will turn it into an equivalent of the BUT student card.
  • Students can only have one valid document serving as a proof of studies (confirmed for the following years by a stamp). If you order two, you can only use the one that was activated last.

Printing at the Computer Centre

  • You can charge the credit for printing in the office L131 (Ms Samsonová and Ms Dupalová). You can only do this in person.
  • The credit is separate from the credit used in canteens/the library and is only valid within the Computer Centre.
  • To start the printing, a positive balance of your account is required. If you fall in a negative balance by the printing, you need to repay the debt as soon as possible. Debt at the Computer Centre may be a reason for not confirming the exit sheet you need for a successful completion of your studies.
  • Always look at the name of the printer closest to you (attached on the printer – for example: ljstudn) to avoid running around the corridors and looking for your printed pages.
  • More information can be found in the Computer Centre instructions.

Scholarship account

  • Before you are granted any scholarship, you need to register your Scholarship account. First enter it into the BUT portal and then download and print an application for setting up an account. Bring the application to the Student’s Affairs Department in person.
  • The scholarship cannot be paid without a scholarship account set-up and confirmed by the 15th of the month for which the scholarship is to be paid.

A scholarship to the best students enrolled in the first year of bachelor's study programme

  • The Rector of BUT grants a one-time scholarship to a certain number of students who are enrolled in the first year of the bachelor study programme (see Decision no. 36/2017).
  • For the year 2018, it is the 500 students with the best results who passed the leaving examination in mathematics and English or the Mathematics+ exam in 2018 according to Act No. 561/2004 Coll. and relevant decrees of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
  • An application for an extraordinary scholarship is completed by a student in the Studis application at http://www.vutbr.cz/studis study in module "Maturity results". The module will be available to students from September 27th to October 21st, 2018. The application will include the data and results from the "Protocol on the results of the common part of the leaving exam" (state leaving exam) and the "Excerpt of the result of the didactic test of Mathematics+ test" (if it was successfully completed by the student). If the student is enrolled in several study programmes or in several BUT faculties, the application is filled in only once. The student is responsible for the accuracy of the data and the data can not be changed after completing the application. The results will be delivered to students by the BUT message.
  • The selected students will show the original of the "Protocols on the results of the common part of the leaving exam" and the "Excerpt of the result of the didactic test of the Mathematics+ test" (if it was successfully completed by the student) by 5 November 2018 at the study department of the respective faculty (may also be back verified on Cermat). Without this verification, the scholarship can not be granted.

Scholarship for outstanding study results

  • Scholarships for outstanding study results are intended for excellent full-time students of Bachelor’s and Master’s study programmes. The decision on granting the scholarship is always based on the student’s weighted grade-point average in the previous year of his/her studies. They are not intended for first year students.
  • The limits for the weighted grade-point average and the amount of the scholarship are determined in the Scholarship Rules of the Brno University of Technology and the supplementing guideline of the Dean of FIT.
  • In addition to the weighted grade-point average, it is also taken into account whether the student has earned at least 54 credits in the given academic year (instead of the previous condition of earning 25 credits for the semester in the courses with classification), whether he/she has successfully completed all courses in which he/she was enrolled and continued the studies in the following academic year in the same study programme.
  • The illustrative limits of grade-point average for granting scholarships for the winter semester were typically published during March or during the 1st week of April, in September for the summer semester (the preliminary information has sometimes exceptionally been available in July). The amounts are calculated along with the illustrative limits. Any questions along the lines of: “When is it going to be available?” or “Am I going to be granted the scholarship?” are pointless, because the illustrative limits are determined as soon as possible, and immediately published via e-mail to the Studinfo mailing list.
  • To give you an idea of the limits on the past years, in the 2016/2017 winter semester for 1BIT, it was around 1.11 (for the higher amount) and 1.24 (for the lower amount); for 2BIT it was 1.22 and 1.69; for 3BIT it was 1.26 and 1.55; for 1MIT it was 1.58 and 1.9; and for 2MIT it was 1.07 and 1.21. In the summer semester, the limits were: 1BIT 1.1 and 1.4; 2BIT 1.1 and 1.5 and 1MIT 1.1 and 1.3. In the academic year 2017/2018 was granted with this limits: 1BIT 1,10 and 1,32, 2BIT 1,18 and 1,40, 3BIT 1,30 and 1,56, 1MIT 1,50 and 1,75 and for 2MIT 1,20 and 1,53. The numbers are rough and indicative – they may differ significantly in the following year..
  • Scholarships for outstanding study results are granted by the Dean of the faculty, usually based on the proposal of the Vice-dean for Study, and administered by the Student’s Affairs Department.
  • The payment of the scholarship ends when the student interrupts his/her studies, fails to fulfil his/her study duties, is penalised for disciplinary offense, or exceeds the standard period of study.
  • The scholarship is paid in the following academic year on a monthly basis (used to be paid in bulk for the given semester), for September to August in the second year of a Bachelor’s programme and for September to May in all other cases. It is paid by wire transfer in the first week of the following month. It is necessary to have the account number for scholarships set up (see above).
  • It is not possible to be granted the scholarship for outstanding study results for the years 3BIT and 2MIT, but financial awards are granted for outstanding results at the state exam. For example, the Rector's Prize is awarded to BUT graduates in the amount of CZK 10,000; see Article 1 of Decision No. 19/2017.
  • As a compensation for not granting scholarships in the winter semester of the final year of the studies, which used to be granted before the new Scholarship Rules of the Brno University of Technology were introduced, starting in 2018, the FIT BUT plans to increase the scholarships (extraordinary scholarship), for example for graduating with honours, good study results, excelent bachelor's and master's thesis etc.

Accommodation grant

  • The BUT students are granted the accommodation grant pursuant to Section 91 (2)(e) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll., as amended, Article 7 of the Scholarship Rules and the conditions stipulated by Directive No. 71/2017.
  • Students of Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral study programmes are entitled to the grant. The students must study either in the first study programme or in the follow-up study programme (or have transferred from one study programme to another, with the previous study recognized) or complete the study programme by 31 October of the same year in which they enrolled.
    • If the students study in more study programmes at the same time, the grant is only granted once.
    • The students must not exceed the standard period of study (not even in any of their parallel studies).
  • Their permanent address must not be registered in the districts of Brno-město or Brno-venkov.
  • The amount of the grant is determined by the Rector 3 times a year on the basis of number of students who fulfil the requirements and the volume of funds available. The amount of the grant is stipulated by Decision No. 7/2017 and Annex 1 thereto, as amended. For example, in the May – August 2017 period, the accommodation grant was paid in the amount of CZK 550 per month, and in the September – December 2017 period, it was CZK 600 per month.
  • Students apply electronically at http://stipendium.vutbr.cz. It is necessary to have the account number for scholarships set up (see above).
  • The grant is always paid retroactively for the previous four months. The grant for the January – April period is usually paid on 20 May, for the May – August period on 20 September, and for the September – December period on 20 January of the following year. Payment of the accommodation grant to the first year students for the May – August period is carried out in January of the following year. The lag is necessary because of the quarterly output from the SIMS national Student Register. The scholarship payment is made only to the accounts kept in Czech crowns and by banks with their registered offices in the Czech Republic.
  • In case of doubts, look directly into the answers to frequently asked questions on scholarships prepared by the BUT Rectorate.
  • Students are obliged to notify the Student’s Affairs Department of the faculty of any changes in the decisive facts for granting the accommodation grant no later than 30 days of the day of occurrence of the facts. Failing to notify of the changes is considered a disciplinary offence.
  • Granting, the amount and the manner of the payment of the grant falls within the competences of the BUT Rectorate. The accommodation grant is granted by the Vice-rector in charge of scholarships.

Accommodation (dormitories)

FAQ
  • Where can I stay during the Start@FIT event?
    • Between 13 September and 16 September 2018, accommodation at the dormitories can be arranged. Electronic reservation in the VUT IS is not possible. It is necessary to contact manager of the given block ("provozní bloku" in czech). Do not forget to mention that you want to attend at Start@FIT.
  • Why have I scored zero or only a few points for accommodation, even though my friend lives even closer and was granted hundreds of points?
    • According to the ACS document the number of points is not important. It is not used anymore, as there are enough places and everybody can get a room. Students who sign up first will have more choice, but it does not happen that students who live far away are not granted accommodation at the dormitories
    • As the number of points is not important, the data for calculating them are not updated. For example, the commuting distance for individual municipalities may not be up to date or may not be available at all. The number of points is therefore wrong and irrelevant.
  • When I chose my dormitories, what and where is “Hotel (hostel) Palacký”?

Canteens (catering)

  • Find the list of the BUT canteens at the ACS website (including the menu and the opening hours).
  • To get the student discount, you need to pay with your student card. You can charge your card with money by cash at the canteen, in the amount of your choice. You can use the money on your card for printing, copying in the FIT library and other places at BUT as well (but not at the BUT Computer Centre).
Canteens of other universities
  • Masaryk University - when you go the a MU canteen for the first time, you need to go to the economist office at one of the following canteens: Vinařská 5, Veveří 70, Academic canteen Moravské náměstí 9 or Academic restaurant Netroufalky 14-16. We recommend to go there in September, right after the beginning of the semester (the sooner the better, to avoid queues), with a certificate of study and your ISIC (BUT study card which is different from the ISIC might not always be accepted – it depends of the period, the state of the card and other circumstances), and have a catering card issued (you will need to pay a fee of CZK 70). You can then eat the canteens just as the MU students. Find the list of canteens and their operation at the Accommodation and Catering Administration website.
  • Mendel University in Brno - it is possible to activate your current ISIC in the MENDELU system based on your application, and to charge your account.
  • University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno – we are trying to find out what the possibilities are.
  • Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno - there is a restaurant with 30 places at the Astorka dormitories () however, it is private, so it does not offer student discounts – similar to the café at the FIT reception.
  • University of Defence only as an external boarder for CZK 107 per lunch at the moment. We are negotiating a system similar to the one for MU.

Registration for sports at CESA

  • The registration for sports organised by CESA, usually starts before the start of the semester (this year, it was on 15 September for the winter semester). You can register via the the BUT information system .
  • Current information about sport registrations
  • You can take 2 sports in one semester free of charge – any others are subject to a fee.
  • Sports are not part of the study plan and are not transferred to the FIT IS. Failure (or rather absence, since the credit is not conditioned by performance or results) does not affect scholarships, credit limits etc.

Alfons Counselling Centre

The Alfons Counselling Centre helps students with specific needs. It provides assessment of the impact of the disadvantages on one’s studies, diagnostics of SLD (specific learning difficulties), assistance services – guides, spatial orientation; interpreting and taking notes services.

Public transport in Brno

The most frequently used for mass transit in Brno are trams, buses and trolleybuses. During the day, the trams are riding about every 5 minutes, and less often in the evening. The last tram runs around 22:30, and then only buses are riding.

SStudents can benefit from discounts on urban public transport using the so-called tramcard, which is valid for 13 months from the beginning of the academic year (from 1st September), and its price is CZK 30. The tramcard can be:

  • paper - it is necessary to buy ti personally in the shop of a transport company (eg. in the Purkyně Hall) or at some (larger) railway station in the South Moravian Region. However, there are queues at Brno Central Station. Standard passport photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm), completed application and ISIC or BUT student's card are required (the confirmation of study is not accepted).
  • electronic (e-tramcard) - the student initially register on www.brnoid.cz, where he / she will fill in the basic personal data, upload the photo and insert the credit card number and its validity, and then within 21 days must personally verify the identity with a ID card at a DPMB (transport company) branch. After verifiing of the identity, it is necessary to go to the section My account at www.brnoid.cz, select "verify student status" and enter BUT personal number. Verification of the study will be carried out automatically by connecting with the BUT IS and will be automatically verified every month. There is no entitlement to a discount for the duration of the interruption of studies.

To tramcard it is necessary to purchase a non-transferable prepayment ticket, either monthly, quarterly or yearly. To the e-tramcard it is purchased through the e-shop.

Bachelor’s studies

1st year +

Checklist:

Problems

  • Not taking the English placement test within the deadline:
    • You will have to register for English the following year, and you will not be able to start AIT.
    • If you proved an obstacle to studies (e.g. long-term illness – must be submitted to the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures and proven at the Student's affairs Department), you can file an application for exemption for passing the test after the deadline (about 2 to 4 weeks after the deadline for passing the test). However, this cannot be allowed without serious grounds because it is necessary to determine the capacity of the courses, which can only be changed by small numbers of students.
  • Problem with passing the placement test – an incorrect submission leading to insufficient number of points (if you have to leave urgently during the test, you do not have to submit it – the test can be generated 3 times, but submitted only once):
    • If you think that your result does not correspond your abilities by one level, you can apply to re-take the test and for change of the level within 14 days (via e-mail to Ing. Jaroslav Dytrych, Ph.D.) - requests are usually complied with.
    • If the result does not correspond your abilities by more than one level, you must file an application for exemption in paper in the FIT IS – Study - Administrative procedures. You will have to supply, for example, your school-leaving certificate that proves your knowledge of English at the level you wish to attend. To grant the exemption, you need to apply for it immediately after completing the test.
  • Failure to earn the minimum amount of credits in the first semester of your studies:
    • You may apply for an exemption to continue your studies with insufficient amount of credits, but if you do not prove an obstacle to studies that could be taken into consideration, the exemption will probably not be granted.
    • From the 11th day of the exam period, registered courses and courses you are enrolled in can be cancelled for the summer semester (e.g. based on not earning the credits). The cancellation will be carried out continuously throughout the examination period for the winter semester based on the results of the examinations. If you filed an application, the courses will be cancelled after the application has been processed.
      • Only the person who cancelled the courses can re-register them.
      • If your place in the course is taken by another student after the cancellation and the course’s capacity is full, it can not be re-registered.
    • Your studies will be automatically terminated, but only after the checks and after expiry deadlines for applications, and after expiry of all the deadlines in the administrative procedure. By dropping your studies by a written notification to the Student’s Affairs Department as soon as possible, you will save money on any future study extension fees (previous studies that were not completed are included). It is also good to waive your right to appeal on the spot, so that the termination is really effective immediately and there is no further deadline running.
  • Failure to earn the minimum amount of credits per year:
    • Same as for failing to earn the minimum amount of credits in the first semester, but cancellation of the courses takes place a little later.

2nd year +

Checklist

Problems

  • Failure to enrol electronically within the deadline and failure to appear at the personal enrolment
    • Immediately send and e-mail with an explanation to the Student’s Affairs Department (if you fail to do so within five days, there is a risk of termination of your studies according to the Study and Examination Rules).
    • Go to the Student’s Affairs Department for a personal enrolment as soon as possible.

General information

  • During the week before the semester starts (probably on Friday 14 September at 9 p.m.) registration for the INM and English seminars will take place, staring gradually in 10 minute intervals. The registration will end on the Sunday before the teaching starts (after 8 p.m.).
  • Starting with the end of the winter semester, it is possible to consult a subject/assignment of the Bachelor’s thesis for the 3rd year with a thesis supervisor. The winter semester of the 3rd year is quite difficult, so starting to work on your thesis early would be a great advantage.
  • If you can’t register for IBT+ISZ for the third year (if these are not in your offer), this is because you do not have sufficient credits to finish your studies in the following year – in such an event it is usually necessary to extend the studies.
    • Any exemptions from the credit limit must be well substantiated.
      Please, have a look at the average and maximum amount of the credits earned in the previous semesters and at what courses you will have to enrol in, and consider whether it is realistic to handle such workload. Do not forget your Bachelor’s thesis, writing of which will take a lot of time.
  • If you fail a compulsory or a selective course in the summer semester of the second year, you must register for it again during the holiday registrations and then de-register as many elective courses as needed in order to avoid exceeding any credit limit (otherwise the elective courses will be de-registered at random).
  • You need to enrol in the next year during the holidays. The enrolment is electronic and usually takes place approx. between 20 August and 4 September (the dates are merely informative! – the dates applicable for the relevant semester can be found in the FIT IS few weeks before enrollment). Enrolment in person (for those who for some reason could not enrol electronically) takes place on an announced date (approx. 6 September) at the Student’s Affairs Department after the electronic enrolment closes.
    • A confirmation of the study results in the previous academic year is required for the electronic enrolment. Therefore, you first need to go to Courses and Enrolled – confirmation of study results, and there click on each course and confirm its result by clicking the button under the questionnaire. After you have confirmed all the courses, a form with the list of courses will appear at the bottom of the page; there you can confirm that the records of your study results for the whole academic year are correct. The requirement for electronic enrolment is only fulfilled once the whole year is confirmed..
    • Students who enrol electronically must pick up their results sheets at the Student’s Affairs Department during the period between the 1st week of the semester to the beginning (approx. 2) October (i.e. at the start of the next year), where they will also receive revalidation stamps for their student cards.

3rd - 5th year +

If the 3rd - 5th year is not the last one (which you decide by registering for ITT + IBT + ISZ), it is the same as the 2nd year, but you have a choice from more elective courses. The minimum of credits required for a given year is determined by how many credits a student enrols for:

  • If a student enrols for 60 credits, he/she has to earn at least 30.
  • If a student enrols for less than 60 credits, he/she has to earn a half of them.

The (expected) last year +

Checklist

Problems

  • Failed course in the winter semester – necessary to extend the studies (see below).
  • Failed ITT defence – necessary to extend the studies.
  • I can’t submit my Bachelor’s thesis in time:
    • If you have reported an obstacle to studies (illness etc.) or if you are on Erasmus and you can submit the thesis with no more than a week of delay, submit a request for deferral of submission by a week through the FIT IS in the section Study - Administrative procedures.
    • If you have reported an obstacle to studies (illness etc.) or if you are on Erasmus and you can submit the thesis before the end of July, submit a request for deferral of submission to the end of July and deferral of the State exam to August through the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures.
    • If you do not have any documented justification for an exemption, or if you cannot finish the thesis before the end of July, request the ISZ to be cancelled. In such a case, you will lose a defence attempt and you will defend the thesis the following year, having only 1 attempt left to defend the thesis.
      • The supervisor may be willing to give you the same assignment in the next year. Otherwise, you will have to choose a different assignment (in that case, you will need to work through the winter too, even though you have already completed the semester project and you will not need to defend the draft after the winter semester – the minimum scope of the thesis is independent of the number of the associated courses).
      • If you have no courses in the winter semester, you can – but do not have to – interrupt your studies (meaning you will not be considered a student); however, uninterrupted studies are included in the period of studies with the possible consequence of you having to pay for exceeding the standard period of studies.
      • If you register for 60 credits or more for the current year, you must obtain 30 credits during the year. If you register for less than 60 credits, it is enough to obtain a half of the registered credits. Otherwise it is necessary to apply for an exemption in order to continue your studies with insufficient credits and there is a real possibility that your studies will be terminated.
    • A failed elective course before the State exam with 180 credits obtained even without this course
      • That is not a problem, you still can sign the result sheet and take the State final exam.

MASTER’S STUDIES

1st year +

General information

  • If you’re transferring from a faculty other than the FIT BUT, go over the list of tasks a first-year student of the faculty must perform in the information for the first-year students in the Bachelor’s programmes.. A majority of the steps apply to you by analogy, just with different deadlines, a different study plan and different courses and exercises you need to register for. English courses and lecture groups do not apply to you.
  • Registration for courses for the 1st year commences on 1 September and goes on for about 10 days. Further changes can be made during the re-registrations in the 1st week of the semester.
  • Beginning with the end of the winter semester, you can also register for a topic/assignment of the Master’s thesis for the 2nd year.
  • After the winter semester, students who have obtained the set number of credits may register for a Project Internship for the summer semester. This is an internship in a research team of the faculty employees (not an internship with a company) and the student will work on a project determined by the faculty – not on his/her own project. Each semester is concluded by drawing up a scientific article and a presentation at an institute seminar. It is possible to participate in up to 2 Project Internships PP1 and PP2 for 5 credits each. Enrolment in the second internship is conditional upon attaining at least grade C at the first internship. Your Master’s thesis may follow up on the Project Internship. In that case, you will take PP2 in parallel with SEP.
  • If you can’t register for a Master’s thesis (DIP) + Master’s State exam (MSZ) for the second year (if these are not in your offer), this is because you do not have sufficient credits to finish your studies in the following year – in such an event it is usually necessary to extend the studies.
    • Any exemptions from the credit limit must be well substantiated.
  • If you fail a compulsory or a selective course in the summer semester of the first year, you must register for it again during the holiday registrations and then de-register as many elective courses as needed in order to avoid exceeding any credit limit (otherwise the elective courses will be de-registered at random).
  • You need to enrol in the 2nd year during the holidays. The enrolment is electronic and usually takes place approx. between 20 August and 4 September (the dates are merely informative! – the dates applicable for the relevant semester can be found in the FIT IS few weeks before enrollment). Enrolment in person (for those who for some reason could not enrol electronically) takes place on an announced date (approx. 6 September) at the Student’s Affairs Department after the electronic enrolment closes.
    • Students who enrol electronically must pick up their results sheets at the Student’s Affairs Department during the period between the 1st week of the semester to the beginning (approx. 2) October (i.e. at the start of the 2nd year), where they will also receive revalidation stamps for their student cards.

2nd – 4th year +

General information

  • If you register for 60 credits or more for the current year, you must obtain 30 credits during the year. If you register for less than 60 credits, it is enough to obtain a half of the registered credits. Otherwise it is necessary to apply for an exemption in order to continue your studies with insufficient credits and there is a real possibility that your studies will be terminated.

The (expected) last year +

Checklist

Problems

  • Failed course in the winter semester – necessary to extend the studies (see below).
  • Failed SEP defence – necessary to extend the studies.
  • I can’t submit my Master’s thesis in time:
    • If you have reported an obstacle to studies (illness etc.) or if you are on Erasmus and you can submit the thesis with no more than a week of delay, submit a request for deferral of submission by a week through the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures.
    • If you have reported an obstacle to studies (illness etc.) or if you are on Erasmus and you can submit the thesis before the end of July, submit a request for deferral of submission to the end of July and deferral of the State exam to August through the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures.
    • If you do not have any documented justification for an exemption, or if you cannot finish the thesis before the end of July, request the MSZ to be cancelled. In such a case, you will lose a defence attempt and you will defend the thesis the following year, having only 1 attempt left to defend the thesis.
      • The supervisor may be willing to give you the same assignment in the next year. Otherwise, you will have to choose a different assignment (in that case, you will need to work through the winter too, even though you have already completed the semester project and you will not need to defend the draft after the winter semester – the minimum scope of the thesis is independent of the number of the associated courses).
      • If you have no courses in the winter semester, you can – but do not have to – interrupt your studies (meaning you will not be considered a student).
      • If you register for 60 credits or more for the given year, you must obtain 30 credits during the year. If you register for less than 60 credits, it is enough to obtain a half of the registered credits. Otherwise it is necessary to apply for an exemption in order to continue your studies with insufficient credits and there is a real possibility that your studies will be terminated.
    • A failed elective course before the State exam with 120 credits obtained even without this course
      • That is not a problem, you still can sign the result sheet and take the State final exam.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Submission of applications+

  • Applications are submitted through the FIT IS in the section Study - Administrative procedures.
    1. First, select the application type. If you have not found a suitable type, you may use the universal “other application” type, however, in such a case there will be no instructions and no template available, and there may be a delay in processing the application (it is necessary to manually set up a process of dealing with the application, while there already is such a process prepared for the other types of applications).
    2. Read the instructions for the selected type of application. You can also use the button to insert the text of the template.
    3. Choose a course, qualification project etc. if needed.
    4. Fill in the text of the applicationdo not forget to include a good reasoning (see below).
    5. Save the application.
    6. Insert annexes (documents, confirmations, medical reports, certificates...).
    7. Confirm the application (initiate the proceedings), so the processing can begin.
  • The paper application forms, which may be submitted via the Student’s Affairs Department, are available in the FIT IS in the section Miscellaneous. However, we do not recommend using paper applications, because the processing of a paper application is more difficult and may take longer than that of an electronic application.
  • In case of an application for a change of the field before the beginning of the 1st semester of Master’s studies, the reasoning may be very brief (it is likely that the application will be granted for almost any reason). If, however, you are applying for an exemption from some decree (e.g. to continue in your studies with insufficient number of credits), it must be apparent from the reasoning why and how your situation is exceptional. For example, missing a bus on your way to the exam is not exceptional (you will lose the examination attempt, which is why we usually have 3 attempts for each exam, so that do not only have one chance to pass the exam), but a hospitalisation for the first three weeks of the examination period is exceptional. It is appropriate (and even necessary) to document any statements you make (e.g. by a medical report – unless it was already submitted as part of the report of an obstacle to studies).
  • One of the frequently asked questions is whether it is possible to justify an application with the fact that the student had to be at work etc. – in full time study, this is usually not appropriate and typically such justifications are not taken into consideration, because employment is a free choice of the student and working students cannot be favoured over students fully committed to their studies, trying to achieve the best results (this would amount to undermining the quality of studies). The school motivates its best students by scholarships.
  • If you need help with the application, contact a student counsellor.

Extending in the last year of study +

When extending studies in the 3rd year of BIT or the 2nd year of MIT, you should do the following:

  1. If you enjoy working on your thesis and want to complete it, go to step 2. If you need to obtain the credits for the ITT/SEP in order to advance to the next year (see point 8), or if failing to complete the ITT/SEP would lower your credit ceiling (see Art. 3 (3) and (4) and the above information) which would cost you credits you need for something (an interesting course), go to step 4. Otherwise go to step 6.
  2. Ask whether the supervisor would be willing to give you the same assignment next year (meaning that you can finish it in the current year or continue working on it all the way until the defence attempt in the next year, ...).
  3. If the supervisor is not willing to give you the same assignment, consider whether you want the credit. There are 2 reasons why you would not want the credit and about 2 why you would. With the credit, it will be harder to obtain your own assignment next year and you will lack the motivation and feedback from the defence in the winter semester, even though the amount of work you will need to do on the new assignment will be the same – the defended thesis must always be in the same scope regardless of whether you had to pass the ITT/SEP, or not. However, without the credit, your credit ceiling may fall (you may even be missing credits for advancing to the next year, although this does not happen very often) and you will lose an ITT/SEP attempt (which may not be significant, if you take time to work on the ITT/SEP, it should not be hard to pass it next year). If you do not want the credit, go to step 6.
  4. Obtain the credit for the ITT/SEP (before advancing to the next step – you will not be able to obtain it later).
  5. The supervisor is willing to give you the same assignment again. When your assignment is reverted to the “unfinished” state (check on it from time to time from this point on), ask your supervisor to do so. It is unwise to postpone this, because if you only ask in September, the supervisor may not have any free capacity for you. Simultaneously proceed with step 7.
  6. Let the supervisor know that you do not wish to receive credit for the ITT/SEP (in the case of the SEP also notify Ing. Eysselt via e-mail that you do not want to use the defence attempt).
  7. Cancel your IBT + ISZ (or DIP + MSZ), and if you have too many credits registered (higher limit for the last year), cancel some elective courses too. If you don’t, you will receive a letter that you lost a defence / State exam attempt
  8. If you register for 60 credits or more for the current year, you must obtain 30 credits during the current year. If you register for less than 60 credits, it is enough to obtain a half of the registered credits. For further information, see the regulations.
  9. Next year, register for a thesis assignment (unless you are keeping the current one) and finish your studies.

How does the termination of studies work?+

How does the termination of studies due to the failure to complete the requirements of the program, works?
  • Missing accreditation can be (theoretically) obtained until the end of the examination period.
  • As soon as during the examination period, it is possible, based on not having the accreditation, to cancel courses for the following term. This does not constitute the termination of studies, rather, it is a way for other students to obtain a seat in attractive courses. Cancellation of the course is mostly reversible.
  • Approximatly 14 days after the end of the examination period, the examination reports are finalized, and the study check begins.
  • The result of the study check forms the basis for the administrative procedure that ends the study. The result of the study check and other materials are under review for several days.
  • After the procedure begins, student has, by law, 14 days to respond.
  • Procedure continues by faculty´s reaction to the responce. The desicion is then drafted and revied (the process again takes several days, the desicion has to be printed out and signed).
  • The desicion has to be deliverd to the student (by mail, envelope with blue bar), limit (30 days) for appeal begins.
  • If the student does not appeal the desicion, after the limit the desicion becomes lawfull and the study is ended. The confirmation of studies is then sent to the student (with information about the time period of the study).
  • If the student appeals, the faculty prints out all the documents associated with the administrative procedure and other materials needed for the appeal procedure and sends everything to the Rectorate, that has 30 days for processing.
  • The entire process usually takes at least two months.

  • If you want to accelerate the process (for example due to the fees in the future studies), you can:
    • until the desicion is released, personally end the studies at the Student's affairs department using the Confirmation of Withdrawal from Studies. It will be printed out for you, you just have to sign the printed out form.
    • after the desicion is released and delivered to you, do not appeal.

Failing the final State exam (i.e. the ISZ or the MSZ)+

  • If you successfully defend your thesis but fail your oral exam in June, it is possible to submit an application through the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures for a repeated exam in August. The application is practically always granted.
  • If you pass your oral exam but fail your defence in June, it depends on the conditions for repeating the defence:
    • If the thesis is to be supplemented, it is possible to apply for another defence in August through the FIT IS in the section Study – Administrative procedures (attach the conditions for a new defence and the statement of the supervisor, who must declare that he/she will be available at the end of July for submission of the thesis and that it is possible to complete the thesis in time).
    • If the thesis is to be reworked and drawn up under a different assignment, it would probably be pointless to ask for an August date – such applications are almost never granted, because there would be a real possibility of another failure and termination of studies otherwise.
  • If you fail both your oral exam and the defence, you are facing a combination of the above two scenarios and it is improbable that an application for an August date would be granted.
  • If you took your first attempt in August due to a deferral, the earliest date for the next attempt is in the following June.
  • If you fail your oral exam or defence twice, your studies will be terminated.
  • If you are about to wait for the next date in June, you must interrupt your studied after the failed attempt (and also temporarily lose the status of a student) and resume studies right before your next attempt at passing the State final exam. Simply put, this is because your studies must be closed before the final State exam, which means that you cannot be a student – it is therefore impossible to enrol in another year and those who do not enrol will have their studies terminated. That is why you must finish the studies as part of the current year of study, which will be interrupted and its reminder will be used for the new attempt to pass the final exam.
  • If you fail the ISZ in the 4th year or at the MSZ in the 3rd year, the Rectorate will bill you for the study extension fee (in the amount of about CZK 10 thousand). After successfully passing the final State exam, you may apply for the fee to be decreased on the basis of the given circumstances and for the difference to be refunded (usually the fee is decreased to about CZK 2,500). Instructions and forms are available at the Rectorate website.

Travelling abroad (Erasmus+)+

Information is available at the following websites:

  • Studying abroad - instructions, terms, documents etc.,
  • Foreign mailinglist,
  • FEEC offer,
  • Information and the BUT offer,
  • Individual study plan for FIT courses studied remotely while abroad + supplement with a limit of max. 15 credits per semester. An individual study plan allows e.g. substituting the half-semester exam by a second project etc.,
  • ECTS Users’ Guide.
  • If you want to have a course you have taken abroad recognised as a compulsory or selective course in your FIT study programme it is necessary to submit a separate application for each course. The scanned Transcript of Records (ToR) must be atached to the application and the original handed in on the Student’s Affairs Department. We strongly advise you to submit applications and hand in ToR approx. before the 20 August, because entering the courses taken aboard after the 1 September is exceedingly complicated.
    • Students who spent the previous academic year abroad and have yet to deliver the original of the ToR to the FIT should proceed analogously.
  • Courses taken abroad count against the minimum for the academic year. If not enough credits can be taken abroad to reach the minimum for an academic year (e.g. a Master’s thesis on a university abroad which awards 0 credits for the thesis), it is possible to apply for an exemption.

Regulations +

  • Act on Higher Education Institutions (the applicable version as of the 1 January 2018)
  • Study and Examination Rules (Validity check - english version is older one - numbers of articles below are for newer version). In particular read the following:
    • Art. 10 (2) (repeating a course)
    • Art. 12 (1) - (7) (obtaining credit and the consequences of failing to obtain credit)
    • Art. 13 (examination), paragraph 9 (repeated), 14 and 15 (excuse), and 16 (cheat sheet at an examination)
    • Art. 15 (method of calculation the grade-point average)
    • Art. 16 (credit minimum specified by the Guideline below, in case of failing to obtain it see paragraph 4)
    • Art. 17 (2) and (6) (mind the registrations! - forgetting means losing (s)elective courses)
    • Art. 18 (interrupting studies, in case of repeating the State exams see paragraph 8)
    • Art. 19 (recognition of courses), those who are transferring from LLE especially paragraph 7
    • Art. 23, (4) (repeating the State final exam (SZZ)) and (5) (permissible duration of studies – two times the duration of studies pursuant to Art. 4)
    • Art. 25 and 26 (defence of the Bachelor’s thesis and evaluation at the State final exam
    • Art. 27 (graduating with honours, also known as the “red diploma”)
    • Art. 55, reporting obstacles to studies – at the FIT this is primarily done through the Student’s Affairs Department
      • If you fail to report an accident, illness or another problem in time, it may not be take into consideration while assessing applications for continuing studies with insufficient credits etc.!
    • Art. 56 (finishing studies and the exit sheet).
  • Rules on Organisation of Studies at the FIT - In particular read the following:
    • o Art. 2 (2) (in the case of a failure at a selective course it is possible to register for another one from the same group in the next year; successful completion of a repeated selective course does not lead to termination; excess selective courses are considered elective)
    • Art. 3 (1) (examination after obtaining credit)
    • Art. 3 (2) (recognition of projects and exercises is up to the guarantor)
    • Art. 4 (1) (the deadline for the confirmation of the results of study is before the registration – do not forget to confirm the results, or you will not be able to enrol in the next year!)
    • Art. 5 (1) (individual projects are meant for a single student – collaboration is forbidden)
    • Art. 5 (2) (rounding of points for graded credit)
    • Art. 6 (1) (rounding of points for an exam; the reason why at least 51 points are required in exams)
    • Art. 6 (2) (third attempt at an exam)
    • Art. 6 (3) (exams with five dates have a smaller capacities for each date – watch out – the variant dates may be filled and there may not be room for three attempts)
    • Art. 6 (4) and (5) (how long the examination dates will remain open)
    • Art. 6 (8) (unused attempts expire without replacement)
    • Art. 6 (9) (further attempts for a better grade after a successful exam)
    • Art. 6 (10) (substitute examination date in case of an obstacle to studies – such an examination may be carried out not later than 14 days after the end of the examination period)
    • Art. 7 (1) (rounding of the weighted grade-point average)
    • Art. 8 (1): A student must obtain:
      • at least 15 credits for the 1st semester of study
      • at least 30 credits for each year of study for which the student registered for 60 credits or more
      • at least half of the registered credits for each year of study for which the student registered for courses for less than 60 credits
      Recognised courses do not count against the set minimum.
    • Art. 9 (1) – Lecture groups may be created by the guarantor of the course. If the guarantor does not do so:
      • the lecture groups are a recommendation only – there is no point in asking for a change
      • for mathematics and other courses where the groups are connected to exercises, you need to register for an exercise correctly and in time
    • Art. 13 (1) (cancellation of a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis in case of failing the semester project and the assignment becoming invalid)
    • Art. 13 (2) (a Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis can be cancelled before the end of the first week of the summer semester – otherwise it is necessary to submit it before the deadline and defend it next year – students who fail a compulsory course in winter and fail to cancel or submit the Bachelor’s thesis)
    • Art. 14 to 21 describe the doctoral studies
    • Art. 23 (1) (automatized registration for exam dates and disclosure of the IS login details to third parties is strictly prohibited).
  • Registration for courses in bachelor's and master's studies at the FIT BUT
    • Rules for the registration of courses
      • first the repeated compulsory and selective courses
      • then the compulsory and selective courses
      • then the elective courses (unless all compulsory, no more than 1 elective per semester – it is possible to apply for exemptions in the FIT IS).
    • Credit limits – applications for an exceptional increase may be submitted in the FIT IS:
      • Unless you are in the last year of study and unless the exemption is for the purpose of being allowed to attend the State final exam, there is no point asking sooner than after a successful winter semester
    • English classes.
  • Foreign language classes at the FEEC for the students of the FIT
    • How to have English recognized.
    • Information on Erasmus.
  • Information on scholarships and the Scholarship Rules of Brno University of Technology + Supplementary Guideline of the Dean.
  • Disciplinary Rules for Students of Brno University of Technology and the Disciplinary Rules for Students of the FIT.
  • Study-related fees .
Other study-related regulations

Accounts, passwords and WiFi +

Changing the FIT IS password

  • You can change your password directly in IS FIT on the page Passwords - Change FIT password or in a console on a Unix server.
  • The procedure for changing the password through the console on Unix servers is described here:
    • Log in to merlin.fit.vutbr.cz through the ssh – In Linux use the console command “ssh xlogin00@merlin.fit.vutbr.cz”, just replace xlogin00 with your login; in Windows you can use Putty on Android you can use ConnectBot etc.
    • Enter the command “passwd”.
    • When prompted, enter your current password and then your new password twice. For a new password to be secure (many users chose trivial passwords which then leads to their account being hacked), not just any password can be entered. It has to start with one of the (randomly) generated chains displayed.
    • The change of password will then take effect in the FIT IS and other servers within the hour.
    • The Microsoft Active Directory password (i.e. for the computers in the classrooms and Windows servers) is subsequently changed through the page Accounts and passwords in the FIT IS.

WiFi

  • The procedure for connecting to the WiFi is described in the description of WiFi networks from the Computer Centre and the Computer Centre manual.
  • There are 2 WiFi networks available at the FIT:
    • VUTBRNOthis network is accessible in the majority of BUT buildings and is primarily designated for guests and emergency use. Connecting is simple – after selecting the network in the operating system, you will receive an address through the DHCP, open a web browser, the login page will appear, enter an VUTlogin and the BUT PIN you can receive from the intraportal, and you can get to work. This network is unsecured - a strict use of HTTPS is necessary. Using this network is therefore not recommended. The volume of the transferred data is severely limited!
    • eduroam - this network should be used whenever available. The volume of the transferred data is limited (there are cable connections available for large transfers in the Computer Centre rooms M103 and M104). The connection to eduroam is secured. After a correct configuration the connection should also work on the grounds of other schools participating in the eduroam project. There are 2 possible authentications:
      • FIT authentication – uses a login in the format of xlogin00@fit.vutbr.cz and the password for the FIT Radius server.
      • BUT authentication – uses a login in the format of vutlogin@vutbr.cz or personal-number@vutbr.cz and the BUT PIN. Detailed guide is available at the BUT portal.

Obtaining a BUT CA certificate

  • Certificate from the BUT CA can be used for encoding and signing e-mails and for other purposes. However, the BUT CA is not a qualified certification authority – the certificate is therefore suitable only for internal purposes or for use within affiliated organisations (such as the VŠB TUO in Ostrava)
  • Guides are available directly at the BUT CA website (links below).
  • A brief guide to obtaining the certificate:
    1. Go to the BUT CA website for certificate application and select the Application for a certificate with login identity verification.
    2. Log in using the same login details as when logging into the FIT IS.
    3. Wait for an e-mail with details.
    4. Download the certificate – this must be done in the same browser as the one through which the application was submitted (the exact same/identical – meaning the same computer, account and browser).
    5. It is advisable to back up the certificate (password protected), then install the certificate where needed.

Free licence for the FIT students +

Service Login/password Note
GitHub VUTMail/VUTPassword Free private repositories for student projects and other software (applications on cloud, GitKraken, Unreal Engine, ...).
Google Apps xlogin00@vutbr.cz/VUTPassword Google cloud services
Office 365 xlogin00@vutbr.cz/VUTPassword Microsoft cloud services, Office for 5 devices + 1 TB OneDrive.
Microsoft Imagine WIS login/WIS password The software under the DreamSpark licence is available (i.e. in particular the OS and developer tools, however, Office and other applications are NOT included). Licence is for the students’ personal use, not to be used commercially.
CESNET use VUT authentication ownCloud (up to 100 GB), FileSender, Web conferences, Foodle, metacentrum), poster
Shodan.io register using xlogin00@stud.fit.vutbr.cz email the world's first search engine for Internet-connected devices
JetBrains register using xlogin00@stud.fit.vutbr.cz email or by using ISIC CLion application, which is a multiplatform C editor for programming in the first semester. The JetBrains editors are used as the standard by many companies. It may take a while to receive the licence, it is therefore necessary to apply in advance.
LastPass xlogin00@stud.fit.vutbr.cz 6 months of free premium
Spotify 0.99 EUR for three months, only for new users
Bitbucket an unlimited number of collaborators; you can transfer any existing account to Academic licence
more Altap Salamander, ASPI (Automatised system of legal information), Maple, RHEL, Student design kit 2015, ... (some applications on the website are for employees only - read the licence details).

If you discover another software with student benefits, please contact the FIT Student’s Affairs Department or the student counsellor ing. Veigend and the software will be added to this overview.

Students’ personal websites+

  • Students may create their own websites, which will then be available at http://www.stud.fit.vutbr.cz/~xloginNN/ (formerly visible alphabetical list of students with created sites was removed due to GDPR).
  • According to the Computer Centre manual you can create your website by creating a WWW folder in your home folder on the eva.fit.vutbr.cz server and copy the relevant files into it. It is then necessary to properly set up authorisations for the whole folder and the individual files. It is also necessary to use the proper coding for the page to be readable.

Links+

International students

Information for international students +